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start with the positives. california companies are stepping up, repurposing facilities to make gowns and 3d printed masks. bloom tech noll in sun you vail and tesla making sure hospitals have respirators. the downside, the governor warning about the wig crowds. even if you mean well, stay away from people. >> you want to bend the curve. we have got to bend to a deeper understanding and meet this moment head on that we have to act differently. it's the sum total of literally hundreds of millions of people acting differently to meet this moment. maximizing a little bit of their inconvenience in the short ternl to minimize the extraordinary inconvenience over the long-term. >> there are some global headlines as well today. the olympics are in the headlines. the games will likely be
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postponed to 2021. so next year. the international olympic committee told the usa today that the games will not happen this july in tokyo. the ioc, though, plans to make a formal announcement in the coming weeks. let's talk about the numbers in the bay area. the cases continue to climb. these are now the cases we have. 867 across the nine counties. santa clara county continues to have the most, 321. and in the last 30 minutes, the county reported three more deaths, bringing the total in santa clara county to 13. alameda county is reporting its first death. across the state, there are more than 1700 cases. over 12,000 tests are still pending though. we are doing our best to learn from china and italy. they're working with president trump when it comes to the medical response. hospital space is the big concern now. >> yeah. that's what they're talking a lot b the feds are talking about
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creating eight medical centers across california including one at the santa clara convention center. robert handa was there with federal officials when they arrived today. he broke the story on twitter. robert, that's connected to the hyatt across from levi's stadium. it's for big conventions usually. now it would become a hospital? >> reporter: that's right. i've done a lot of events myself here. it's usually a packed house all the time. now it's basically deserted. even the hotel next door, you see little activity going on there. we have to emphasize that the medical center that will be built here will not handle covid-19 cases. it's not going to be a hospital. it will handle triage and nonemergency situations so hospitals can make their own -- >> it looks like a massive
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300,000 square foot inside. but coordinators toured the schar a convention center to figure out how to convert it to into the one of the eight statewide convention centers to deal with nontrauma cases and others. this man is glad to hear it. >> i ht's no symptom of coronavirus. but i was scared to go to the hospital because i know going there can contract something else. >> the federally-led effort is a response to themes of overwhelmed medical facilities. in china and italy and now new york. >> if it's operational, it will allow us to care for subacute situations. here, it will allow the hospitals in the area to care for the higher acute patients. >> the county will have to figure out how to transport patients to the new site. but other than that, they are self-contained. >> this is a hospital in a box.
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which means they're not taking our employees, they're not taking resources that we've been looking for, like masks, they're coming with their own supplies. >> now, there is no timetable yet for the conversion. but supervisor chavez says it will be as soon as possible. because, again, once that's started, the hospitals can start treating coronavirus patient and that won't be an easy conversion either. live in santa clara, robert handa, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, robert. hundreds of people showed up for the first day of a new testing center in hayward. a line of cars stretching for blocks near the fire station on hunt wood avenue. close by, another line of people on foot. now, everyone who came today got their temperature taken and if you didn't have a fever of 100.4 or higher, you were told you couldn't be tested today. that included a doctor who treats the homeless in san francisco. >> i was really hoping to get tested here so that i could
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really ensure the safety of my patients and my community. now i have to live with that uncertainty. >> if you did have a fever, you made it to the tent and received a free covid-19 test developed by menlo park labs. the results are in 24 hours. it starts at 9:00 in the morning. you don't need a referral from a doctor. but you need that fever. you don't even have to be someone who lives in hayward. you just have to make sure you have that 100.4 fever. we are all responding in various ways. here's one that caught our attention. a needle and thread. the goal, to reduce the shortage of masks for doctors and nurses. essentially sewing for a cause. damian trujillo joins us with the details. damian? >> reporter: raj, truly inspirational what the families are doing. we kept our distance to give the
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families and their materials safe and clean. the living roomgs in san jose are turning into virtual assembly lines. >> this is how they're responding to the quarantine one home. between mom and her two girls, they're creating an average of 100 medical masks a day. triple layered with 100% cotton cloth. they will literally become life savers for some. she stepped out of her home to talk to us about the crisis the nurses are saving. >> there's heroes at the frontlines, and they need the tools to fight the virus. >> we were shooting our video through the windows. also shot video inside her home shoig two young ladies who would normally be in school but instead are teaching everyone a lesson on saving lives. >> people come together, it's a part of each other. >> again, he's on the board of the national hispanic nurses association. we facetimed with him during his
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work break. >> knowing that they want to support us and other health care workers is a beautiful thing. i think that's what it's all about. >> clinics and hospitals will inspect all the donated masks, sanitize them and likely put them to use immediately. the ones they're making are washable. if they had to, doctors or nurses could reuse them. if the need switches to plastic face shields in short supply, they'll learn how to make those as well. >> we can turn it around and make something that will help these heroes. we're sending them out to battle with nothing. you know what, we have to help them. >> one small family on a big mission to help their heroes. in san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. that is something good in our neighborhood. min county. from expert to patient. marin county public health officer has been helping guide the county through this crisis.
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now he's infected. >> my case is further proof that covid-19 is with us. that story will become increasingly common. while my symptoms are milder. as most people's will be. we also know that for many, especially the elders, the same illness can be life-threatening. >> this is dr. matt willis recorded this message from his home. he started experiencing symptoms last week and immediately self-quarantined from his family. it's unknown how he got the virus. but he was meeting with various health care workers throughout the bay area. he told students to come back to school to pick up their things in the middle of the statewide shelter at home order. scott budman joins us outside. one of the schools and -- scott, you spoke to the parents. they must have been a little bit alarmed. >> a little bit, jessica. they were told to come here to santa clara high school with their kids. then have the students go inside the school, clear out their lockers and get ready for
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distance learning at home. >> the line of cars dropping off kids was steady outside santa clara high school. told to stay six feet part and touch only their lockers. these santa clara unified district students were here to pick up chrome books and textbooks to get ready for distance learning. >> we're all sort of not sure how to make this work. >> it's a little weird. we're a little concerned that there would be a lot of people here. >> but the district gave families specific times to come based on their last names to make sure things here didn't get crowded. >>. >> nonetheless, one teacher called this a bad idea. >> it doesn't feel safe. it doesn't feel responsible. i guess as a citizen, i don't understand why a superintendent of education would supersede an executive order from our governor. >> some parents agree. >> i mean, it's not a good idea
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to go out. but then they need to continue their learning. >> when asked for comment, the school district released a video statement. >> let me reassure you that there is nothing to worry about as picking up your child's educational materials is an essential function. >> you think this might be a good idea or bad idea? >> we shall see in a few days. >> meanwhile, we reached out to parents in a couple of other locations within the district. they say things went interpret smoothly today and there weren't too many people in any one location at any one time. live in santa clara, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> stocks ended in the red after the senate failed for a second time to vote through that coronavirus economic relief package. the dow sinking 582 points and the nasdaq logz 18. as we adjust to our new normal, how often should we go to the grocery store?
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tonight we're focusing on fema's new guidelines. here's the short answer. have enough groceries for one week. that's the new recommendation for how much food and water we should all buy. this helps the food supply as many families cannot afford to stockpile. stores need time to restock the shelves. right now, there are no nationwide shortages of any kind of food. but the inventory of certain foods are low at stores. you probably know that. the usda is monitoring the food supply to make sure all americans have food on the table. up next, apparently they're not getting the message in san francisco's mayor isn't happy. the threat she's making to people not following social distancing rules. >> so much focus on this. we haven't seen the worst of this pandemic. we know that. how are our local hospitals preparing? we investigate next. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. i'm tracking the rain when it
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san francisco is threatening to follow marin county's lead and close parks and beaches. that's the message after lots of visitors over the weekend ignored the social distancing rules. a visibly frustrated san francisco mayor, london breed, made the announcement today saying there were a lot of violations of the social distancing rules, including people hosting picnics at the
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park. the people continue to ignore the rules she has announced. she will have no choice but to shut down the city parks. >> what i don't want to do is close our parks because i want people to have access to recreational support. but i want people to comply are the order. this is very, very serious. >> today, san francisco supervisors also announced the plan to rent out thousands of hotel rooms in order to house the homeless and reduce the risk of covid spreading among the unhoused. the city is booking rooms for first responders who have tested positive for the virus or have been exposed and need a safe place to quarantine themselves. >> hospitals are preparing to be overwhelmed. the latest projection from governor newsom that 56% of californians will get infected in an 8-week period. candice nguyen found out what this would do to our health care
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system. >> the feds are building an emergency health care -- they want to see if the bay yar is can handle the peak of this pandemic. we have a picture of what's to come. >> i get anxious about what things are going to look like in a few weeks. >> turning 70 next week, he should probably stay home and not risk contracting covid-19. but he's a doctor. he doesn't have that luxury. >> i'm doing an extra rotation in april that i wasn't scheduled for. >> as a physician and a professor at ucsf, san francisco hospitals are preparing for a surge of infected patients. >> new wings ready to go. mobilization of ventilators, increasing icu beds. >> does california, the bay area have enough hospital bed? >> we'll see. >> according to projections analyzed by our investigative unit, the answer is no.
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in some scenarios, not even close. especially in light of governor gavin newsom's recent renouncement from the worst case scenario if the state takes no precautions. >> it's fair to sayf we're hooking at a 56% -- looking at a 56% rate of those attacking those on the streets and sidewalks. >> if half our population is sick within six month, hospitals could be overwhelmed. the bay area would need about five times the number of hospital beds it currently has. >> even if the infection rate only hits 20% in that time, we'd still need double the number of beds. the projections show a greater shortage of icu beds and critical life-saving equipment like ventilators. that's why experts preach social distancing to reduce the number of infections and spread them out over a longer period of time. >> what will it look like if we are overloaded and there aren't enough bed and ventilators and
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equipment? >> then people will die who otherwise could be saved. i mean, that's caused a high death rate in italy. they literally don't have enough beds to take care of everybody. >> bay area nurses tell our investigative unit they're feel the pressure. >> it scares me. >> we don't know what we're walking into each time ee we work. >> we want to make sure that our surge capacity plans are in place. >> president and ceo of the california hospital association, which represents hospitals across the state, to prepare she says hospitals are discharging some patients, canceling elective surgeries and ramping up hiring. >> the real issue that we have to think about is not just the physical capacity available in hospitals but of course, that human capacity, the nurses, the doctors, the other care-givers who we will need. >> he will soon be part of that human hospital element. his rotation starts in april. >> i actually have a desire to be on the frontlines with my colleagues.
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>> but he is anxious. it's not just his health he's looking out for. >> my wife who is almost as old as me and has asthma, she's concerned for her health and she's worried that i'll bring back covid-19. >> governor gavin newsom has expanded a safe response to covid-19. admits we may need help. he has asked president trump to help with hospital ship off the coast of california to assist with overflow. candice nguyen, nbc bay area news. a lot of work is definitely being done. we're social distancing ourselves as well. working from home, separating in the studio. jeff ranieri joins us from home. how does it feel to be home, jeff? it is weird, isn't it? >> it's so bizarre. i think like a lot of other people at home, i'm focusing on making a schedule. trying to get up at the same time. doing some exercising at home when i normally go to the gym.
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i find that helping me out there. also, knowing the normalcy of the weather moving in and moving out, getting that seven-day forecast together, it's helping as well. as strange as it steams. getting back to work. the live sky camera network, we have all the same tools that we do at the station. same accuracy, same quality coming your way each and every night. as we start outside right now, this is a look from our camera down there across the south bay and currently, we have 54 degrees. so it is chilly tonight. if you're headed across the bay area and you have not been outside all day today but you absolutely have to go to the grocery store, take that jacket as we'll be in the low 50s tonight. nothing in the way of rain on the doppler radar and satellite. cloud cover is starting to stream in and out as we do have the chance of some rain returning as we head through tomorrow's forecast in the morning and also for the
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afternoon. notice the daytime highs in the 50s from the north bay to the south bay and over to the coastline. on my extended forecast, i want to give you a nice long look at this. tomorrow, .05 inches to quarter of an inch. slight chance of a thunderstorm. wednesday, 5 hundredths of an inch -- the 30s the next four mornings. so it's going to be really cold if you're up early to get some fresh air outside your front or your back door. we get dry weather on friday. slight chances of showers on saturday and sunday. by day 14 inside for all of us with covid-19, we have a warm 74 coming our way next monday. real fast, stuff to think about what i've been going thu and might help you. leave a large sign outside near your house for new delivery drivers that may not be familiar with the neighborhood. that way youve. packages outside could be good to separate things out to keep the germs outside. also, shoes near the door would
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maybe stop spreading more germs inside. pet stores are open. i just checked on that this weekend. we could be all close together. inside our home. make sure to wash the hand frequently, soap and water as i've been saying. we'll look closer at the rainfall totals and who get the higher amounts in 20 minutes. >> those are helpful tips, especially the delivery drivers. some people leave it outside for 24 hours and then bring the boxes in. those are helpful tips. thank you, jeff. >> exactly. >> up next at 6:00, touchless grocery shopping. the group of businesses in los gatos is teaming up to offer a unique shopping experience. very relevant nowadays. we'll explain.
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here's something to be very useful for you. a no touch drive-through grocery store. this is a follow-up to a story from last night. today it's open for business. this is at flights restaurant in
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los gatos. the ceo says this will help people to get their essential groceries like milk and eggs and even toilet paper. >> doing a drive-through market. mcdonald's style. you pull up, put in your order, you go to the pay station, you pay and we put it in your trunk. you don't have to touch anything. one smooth motion. >> pretty interesting. the restaurant is teaming up with other local businesses and vendors. there's a sandwich person there, a dessert shop, the drive-through is in the parking lot of that restaurant there. it's open seven days a week from noon until 7:00 p.m. at flight's restaurant. >> they are clever. low on medical protective equipment, now health leaders say they need some help. the county opened three donation sites where people can drop off donations. they need goggles, face shields, anti-bacterial and disinfecting wipes. >> we're really in an unprecedented times and we're
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really asking and working through all our channels to get this type of supplies. >> if you want to help, they'll be open monday to friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 in the afternoon. up next at 6:6 clochb 30, delaying an important mandate. other news out of white house. postponing the olympics. we talked to a bay area silver medalist and how he's preparing for tokyo which could happen in 2021.
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right now at 6:30, getting the economy back on track. president trump's new timeline for reopening shuttered businesses. the president says reopening businesses won't take three or four months like they did in other countries. he says the cure can't be worse than the problem. >> interesting, this evening he was really talking about the economy and getting it back. his time tanl, he didn't say months. he said weeks. he wants to reopen our country and get america back to normal again asap. he also addressed the real i.d.s. the white house is pushing back the deadline. >> at a time when we're asking americans to maintain social distancing, we do want to require people to go with their local dmv. we will be announcing the new deadline very soon. >> the deadline was supposed to be this coming october.
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that's going to be pushed back. we'll find out exactly when that will be. the president discussing the release of new drugs in new york. they're set to be distributed tomorrow to help combat the virus. another member of the task force says self-testing kits will be available to the public at some point this week. we'll get more details as they become available. this is a tough one around the world. dreams of olympic glory may have to be pushed back by a year. as we told you earlier, the olympics will not take place this summer after all. an fluninfluential member of th committee says this summer's olympics will be postponed. dick pound says they'll likely take place in 2021 instead. the ioc has not officially announced but will make a decision within four weeks. canada and australia announced they will not send any athlete if the games are held this year. joining me now is a two-time medalist and his father.
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team usa fencing coach. both of them from san francisco. gentlemen, the last time i you two was in rio when you took the silver and the bronze. those were emotional moments there. how does it feel for you now knowing that you were getting ready to go again, knowing that the olympics may be postponed? >> yeah. i mean, it's definitely a little disappointing knowing the situation at hand. but this is really an extraordinary time. you know, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. i'm glad people are taking the necessary steps to be safe and stop it from spreading. as you've said, it's not for sure. the ioc hasn't made a statement yet. i'm still trying to train as much as i can to get ready and be ready when an announcement is made. just trying to go by -- train as
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well as i can at home. >> fencing and the olympics and not only your own son, but other students you brought up really has been your life for the last 30 years. to see something so unprecedented happen must give you so much pause? >> yeah. it's really hard because you kind of preparing and it's kind of four-year quest. from the last olympics. you know take time periods where you kind of go down a little bit and get ready to peak at certain moments in time. so here we are. certain critical times. had another student of mine who is also on team usa, also on the rio team as well. actually, even my daughter sabrina, if we went right now, she would be on the team. it's really hard to be able to kind of work. but we're just going to have to work with what we do.
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the fact that basically, inside the house playing video games all day, you know, it's kind of hard, but i understand and i think there's certain -- once with more clarity, my goal as i did this is to kind of go, like it's going to happen. just stay on path of what we're doing. then once everything evolves and changes, potentially we have to be ready to mod late. he's at least on the team, that's going to happen. it's a matter of climbing, getting ready for right moment. >> alex, let's talk about that. how does this change your level of training? have some of the competitions leading up to the olympics already been canceled and then if it is postponed a year, how does that change how you lead up to this now. >> yes. so actually two weeks ago we were supposed to have an event in anaheim. right before we got on the flight, they announced that it was postponed.
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now it's going to be the last olympic qualifying international event. luckily, me and one of my teammates have put ourselves in the position where we qualified mathematically. that wouldn't have affected us so much. just world rankings. but everything -- the international fencing federation has come out with a statement that there won't be competitions for the next 30 days. they're still thinking about how they're going to reschedule all the competitions and you know if the ioc -- when the ioc makes the decision as to when the olympics are actually going to take place, they have to make tough decisions as far as qualifying events go. because this will really shake up how you qualify for the olympics. especially for the various countries that don't have a team qualified yet. who individually gets to go? >> right now -- >> yes? >> quickly, i know when we were in rio you said you wanted to come back and that really four
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years later tokyo, you were going back because you wanted to go for that gold again. if it is post poepd for a year, is that something you would keep in your heart to make sure you go to the next olympics? >> absolutely. nothing is taking me away from my goal to go to the olympics and trying to get that gold medal. training since i was a little kid. that's everything i've always trained for. that's why even now i'm trying to train in the backyard and train in the house as much as i can. >> i mean, i think our team is ranked number one in the world right now. it's kind of like we're in position. it's kind of a shame when you're at the top level and it's the first time in history that you're in this situation and all of a sudden it's postponed. we have to deal with it. >> we wish you both the best. you have always made california and the bay area so proud, both of you. we know you'll continue to do so. we'll keep our fingers crossed for you. >> absolutely. >> tokyo in 2021 perhaps. >> in california now, there are
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2100 confirmed case of the coronavirus. in new york, the number is nearly ten times higher. at columbia university in manhattan, the chair of the physiology department spoke with nbc bay area's mark matthews. as issue, what his hospital is experiencing and what california is hoping to avoid. >> the hospital is really becoming overwhelmed. >> dr. andrew marks is talking about new york press deerian hospital. the largest nonprofit in the united states. more than six times the size of san francisco general. in the emergency room, the -- about 20% of the physicians are out sick. the number of patients with covid-19 are increasing dramatically. >> dr. marks says the acute shortage of masks and protective gear has caused his hospital to charter a plane. >> fly to china and purchase masks to bring back to the hospital. >> at new york presbyterian,
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4,000 masks a day was the normal. now that normal is 40,000 and projections are it will soon be 70,000 per day. >> so these numbers are mind-boggli mind-boggling. there's no clear solutions. >> dr. marks says it's obvious that the united states need to ramp up production of masks and ventilators and other protective gear. he believes that the president should use his powers to compel the manufacturer of that gear. yesterday, president trump said he didn't think it was necessary. mark matthews, nbc bay area news. mark. thank you. stay up to date with our free daily newsletter. it is helpful. you'll get the top headlines to your inbox. go to nbcbayarea.com/newsletters. up next,tmt facing coronavirus concerns. we made usaa insurance for members like kate.
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today positive tests announced for two milpitas firefighters. the department says one of the firefighters' spouses also contracted covid-19. all of them are self-quarantining and do not need to go to the hospital. today, a fifth tsa officer tested positive for covid-19. the agent last worked at the airport on march 11th, terminal a, passenger screening checkpoint. today's news is after four tsa officers tested positive over the past two weeks. dozens of other agents have now been quarantined. health care workers are facing longer shifts, of course. san francisco expanded its free child care service for those workers. it's open to all frontline essential health care workers in the city. not just those who live in the city. san francisco is using its 35 parks and rec centers as emergency child care facilities. these facilities are open for kids from kindergarten through 8th grade and of course, the facilities are being cleaned
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regularly and they're practicing socialdistancing. i think that's excellent. those are the things they should be doing to make sure the virus doesn't spread. >> kids are allowed to be in groups of 12 or smaller. those groups cannot mix with each other and workers cannot circulate between those groups. jeff, it is a challenge for the frontline or essential workers. we all need to go to work. but who is going to watch the kids at home, especially if both parents are working. that's a very good program by the city of san francisco. >> it is. all the sheltering at home is going to come with some rain coming up now, too, jeff? right? >> that's exactly right. some big changes in the forecast here with widespread rain returning. i'll go over the timeline in about six minutes. they prepaid for a program. because of the virus, they're unable to use it. so what about a refund?
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nbc bay area responds to a family who says their daughter was expelled. they ask chris chmura and his team for help for a refund. >> nice to see you in the studio again. >> from a distance. >> this family self-quarantined after she returned from a trip to china. two weeks later evan was healthy. but the daughter was no longer welcome at the after school program. why? concerns she could carry the virus. >> we got a call which is saying that oh, yeah, i don't think it's -- she will be able to come back because of the concerns of spreading things. >> here's what happened next. the family asked for a refund of the prepaid tuition for the remainder of the school year. that was about $705.
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leaderboard offered them $94. in an email it told them per the terms, the registration and annual material fees are nonrefundable fees. that's from when the family turned to us. the owners did give the family a refund for the full semester. $1,005. from daycares to gyms to special events, a lot of us will find ourselves unable to use things we paid for in advance. whether we get a refund might hinge on the contract we signed. we got to dig it up, read it and look for exclusions. it's possible the word pandemic is in there and we never thought about it when we signed it. even if you find an exclusion, consider starting a conversation with a company. pick up the phone. maybe they will be willing to bend and give you a refund or credit. they're going through this too. consumer complaints at nbcbayarea.com. tap responds or give us a call at 888-996-tips.
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>> ranl back to you. one of the few places you can go. the pharmacy. cvs is ramping up. the company announcing today it's hiring 50,000 people across the country. cvs will give bonuses and other benefits to the employees already working there. the new positions will include full-time, part-time and temporary roles. santa cruz leaders have a message to spring breakers. don't come here, stay away. county sheriff says they know it's a popular destination. but he's urging people to adjust spring break plans to protect everyone's health. the sheriff noted that failing to comply with a shelter at home order could lead to a citation or an arrest. outdoor exercise allowed on the beach as long as you follow the social distancing guidelines. let's bring in our chief meteorologist, jeff ranieri. usually this is the highlight of our night where we get to see jeff and lucy. >> any chance of that tonight?
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>> okay. look who just came over. lucy. >> she likes her camera time. >> she says hi to everybody at home. she needed a haircut. but with covid-19, she's out of luck. she says hi everyone at home. hopefully you're doing okay. she's hoping to take my stress away. a lot of you with pets -- occasionally we'll show lucy. it could help you out a little bit. i don't want to turn it into puppy cam. we want to do the weather. we don't want her to get a big head either. she's a-list star with the treat coming. the sky camera network on this monday. we do have those changes that are really confining us a lot more inside even if you're going in your front or your backyard. we've got colder temperatures and some rain on the way. you can see it from the tiburon camera right now. 56 degrees. as we head through tonight, we'll be dropping down into the low 50s.
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the big change moving on in is the storm system. it's dropping from the north to bring rainfall and also a cold blast of air to the bay area. at least for the next two days. that means as we start off tomorrow morning, we'll go down to 40 in the try valley. peninsula, 45. the south bay at 44. spotty rain across the bay area. if you're getting up early, you have to get essentials. take the jacket, umbrella, watch out for slick spots on the roadways. we'll start off at 7:00 a.m. with the scattered rain over santa rosa, novato, redwood city. at 11:30 in the morning, it's the same scenario. the on again, off again waves of rain moving through the north bay, east bay and the south bay. as we head through the afternoon, it is pretty much the same here with some scattered showers. totals don't look that big. you'll see the light blue color in san jose is .05 of an inch to .2 inches.
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some of the higher elevations, the east bay, oakland, berkeley hills, back into orinda, a quarter to .4 inches. overall, we'll get through this fine tomorrow. our temperatures will stay chilly all the way through the afternoon. we have 57 here? san jose. breezy, wind out of the west at 12 miles per hour. through contra costa, alameda county, 55 pleasanton. 56 in palo alto. daly city, 52. san francisco, 52. in the embarcadero and 55 in the marina. 52 in ukiah and 56 for napa. so my extended forecast looks like this. on and off chances of rain tomorrow. .05 to a quarter nfrp. slight chance of a thunderstorm. wednesday, .05 to .15. slight chance of a thunderstorm as well. thursday, we drop rain rain
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chances to 40%. through saturday, a 40% chance of rain. sunday right now looks like a 50% possibility. and then we dry out on monday. inland valley forecast, notice the warmup. we all want warm sunny weather by next monday. that would be day 14 inside for a lot of us with covid-19. we will be up to 74 degrees and sunny skies. at least mentally, we can look towards that warmer and sunnier weather. that would give us at least a little bit of a break. lucy, come on over here. come here. okay. we'll give you one more show of lucy, you guys. you she wants to come back up. raj and jess, back to you. from lucy and i. >> jessica, seriously. >> we're all dog lovers. >> i wasn't going to. but since you asked. >> it helps us put a smile on our face. we appreciate that. >> i feel bad. i didn't put luka on tv. now i'm going to get complaints. >> oh, luka.
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yes. >> bye guys. up next, more details about one of the top stories this evening. the postponement of the olympics. according to a member of the ioc and update from major league baseball. stay with us. there's no place like home. especially when xfinity has you covered with the fastest most reliable internet. with advanced security to make sure everything you do online stays safe and secure. and with the most tv shows, movies and streaming apps all in one place. with simple digital tools you can get the help you need or even trouble shoot your services on your own. download the xfinity my account app or just say help into your voice remote. we are doing all we can to make things simple and easy. download the xfinity my account app today.
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well, the writing has been on the wall for quite some time. now it appears it's happening. earlier we told you the olympics are likely to get postponed. one of the most influential members of the ioc, the international olympic committee, saying to usa today today that the summer's games will be postponed. the olympics will likely be pushed back to the summer of 2021. in tokyo but the details being worked out. obviously, this is a huge undertaking. the ioc will announce the next steps in the coming weeks. yesterday canada and australia announced they will not send athletes if the games were to be peld had year. while the olympics get pushed back to possibly next year, remains what will we see happening in major league baseball. the president of the toronto blue jays saying teams will likely need a month of training and exhibition games before they would be ready to start the
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season. major league baseball already postponed opening day to at least mid may. that will be pushed back. all training facilities for the 30 teams are closed and there is no time frame when they could reopen. >> like all of us, our favorite athlet athletes, figuring out how to pass the time. the lebron james doing q and a with fans and hitting the weights. atlanta braves star, freddie freeman had his son. doing batting practice. freddie will did not go easy with his son. here's the pitch. you like that, jessica? >> that's a little extreme. >> new jersey devils star, deciding to do a unique workout with his fiance. she's also a stud. that's olympic gold medalist lindsey vonn. whatever you can do to stay active in this time. >> wow, that was impressive. >> okay. something good here. filling the streets with music,
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. we need to practice common sense and socially distance. >> right now at 7:00, the governor reminding, urging and in some cases chastising californians to stay inside. this as he rolls out some new tactics to get california ready for the next stage in this coronavirus outbreak. good evening. thanks for joining us again. i'm jessica aguirre in the studio. >> i'm raj mathai in the newsroom. this is a special 7:00 p.m. newscast dedicated to our health crisis as we begin week two of shelter at

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